oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Dytiscidae from Nyasaland and Southern Rhodesia

Volume 21, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Vatellinae Diagnostic characters: Eyes large and prominent; outline of pronotum and elytra discontinuous; scutellum hidden and upper surface densely punctured. Prosternal process set at an angle to the prosternum and its termination bent in a dorsal direction, ending in front of the contiguous mesocoxae. No metasternal process between the mesocoxae; metepisterna not reaching the mesocoxal cavities. Metacoxal processes short, barely covering the base of the trochanters.

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